Painted Bunting

Weird Animals You Had No Idea Existed in the United States

Painted Bunting

The Gulf Coast of the United States as well as the northern regions of Florida and North Carolina are home to the gorgeously colored painted bunting.


The nutria is a large, aquatic, light- to dark-brown, furry rodent. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service claims that nutria are present in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma.


Coatis, commonly known as coatimundis, belong to the genera Nasua and Nasuella of the Procyonidae family. They are South American daytime animals.

Crested Caracara

Only the Crested Caracara gathers materials to construct a nest. Other falcons may deposit their eggs in a scrape on the ground or in an existing nest that another species has made.

Gila Monster

The dreadful komodo dragon and the gila monster are connected; both create poison to kill and eat their prey.

Alligator gar

The alligator gar is a frightening fish with fangs that may grow to almost eight feet long. The gar can breathe air if necessary.


Jaguarundis weigh 8 to 16 pounds, making it somewhat bigger than a domestic cat. They hunt in the early morning and late at night, eating birds, rabbits, and small rodents.

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